|Gerry's Smart Car|
I am pleased to say that I have found a motorcycle alternative that brings back the pleasure of travel on the open road. The answer for me was the Smart Car. This sub-sub compact two-seater is truly a fun vehicle half the length of a compact car with a good safety rating and many of the standard amenities of full size cars. This rear engine - rear wheel drive vehicle has an automatic transmission that may be operated in a manual mode with paddle shifters in the steering wheel. It is truly fun to drive in either manual or automatic mode and one can move from one mode to the other to fit the the driving conditions of the moment. After three weeks of ownership I enjoy driving the Smart Car as much or more than the first day I had it. The car is a head turner since there are probably only a couple of them in the two counties I regularly travel in. It provokes as many smiles as I have on my face when I am driving.
I even look forward to driving it to the ski area this winter. Of course I will have carried my skis and poles to my locker with my Toyota Camry so all I will have to carry are my boots. Or maybe not since I could let the skis stick out the window on the driver's side or out the back with the open tail gate window. Meanwhile, Nancy and I will try some overnight road trips this summer. Limited luggage space but enough room for a couple of overnight bags.
|Pack Light - Tennis Racket and Overnight Bag|